COMMENCEMENT UPDATE: The ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, May 12, 2021) has been combined with the 5 p.m. commencement ceremony due to possible inclement weather. For more information, visit http://commencement.kennesaw.edu.
Nursing major and President's Emerging Global Scholar Katherine Street was awarded
a Fulbright Summer Institute Award in 2013 to study in Wales.
Plamen Mavrov, (double major in International Affairs and Political Science and 2014
Honors Scholar) was named a 2016 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow. He
was one of 30 fellows selected from a nationwide application process. The award provides
approximately $95,000 in tuition and benefits for fellows who intend to pursue a career
as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department. Plamen is pursuing a master's
degree in International Affairs at Georgia Tech. As a fellow, he will work for a member
of Congress on international issues and overseas in a U.S. Embassy. Upon graduation,
Rangel Scholars are offered a position as a U.S. diplomat.
Sara Knapp, a Music Education major, President’s Emerging Global Scholar, and Honors
Scholar, was awarded a Gilman Scholarship for summer travel to the Galapagos Islands,
where she introduced Western wind instruments in schools.
Alyssa Varhol, an Honors Psychology major and Honors Scholar, was awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship to the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. She researched language
Katelyn King, a Music Performance major and Honors alumna, was awarded a Fulbright
Scholarship to Switzerland, where she worked on a project that blends poetry with
percussion and projection or stage performance.
Jiexi Liao, an Honors Biochemistry major, President’s Emerging Global Scholar, and
Honors Scholar, was awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education
Program Scholarship to pursue her interest in conducting research in bio-molecular
Katherine Street, an Honors Nursing major, President’s Emerging Global Scholar, and
prospective Honors Scholar, was awarded a Fulbright Commission Summer Institute Award
to study in the U.K.
Michael Thomas, Honors Mathematics major, was named an Alliance Scholar by his Research
Experience for Undergraduates faculty at Arizona State University.
Kristen Dunn, an Honors Biology major, President’s Emerging Global Scholar, and Honors
Scholar, received an “Honorable Mention” in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and
Excellence in Education Foundation competition.
Adam Strotman, an Honors Political Science major and Honors Scholar, received a Fulbright
ETA Award to teach English in Korea for a year.